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Okay, so over the past month or so my belly button seems to have a constant pink tone around the inside and rim of it, like a mild rash color.

I thought it WAS a rash, and have been treating it accordingly, but it occurred to me today that it might actually be the long-term inside skin of the belly button becoming more the outside, now that I'm over 80 lbs down?

I do have some excess skin folding and such, particularly at the bikini line, and above the belly button, but my shape is sort of hourglass and always was, so my belly button being covered is nothing new. Is my innie slowly becoming an outie?

Has anyone else got any insight on this? Very confused.

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Does it get moist or smell a bit? Might be fungus.

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Nah, no smell or itch or anything. It's just a darker color.

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This doesn't answer your question, but my belly button essentially disappeared after I lost weight and my skin sagged. I have to pull the skin tight to see it, and even then it's just a tiny slit. Not a major issue compared to being obese, I know. 🙂

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Noticing mine also has turned pink the last couple of days.

When I was an obese teen, I used to wear to tight of pants, so tight that I had sometimes open wounds across my belly straight across the navel area, because I refused to buy bigger pants. This resulted in an "upper" and "lower" belly, kinda like a Michelin man, were the belly above the navel hangs a little over the lower belly area, and there is a "dent" across the belly were I used to have my tight pants. Now it shrunk, and it seems like I will get a flatter belly outside the 5 cm around the navel were it hangs more and more over the navel. Had to go looking for it today.

I think maybe because it hangs so tight, all sweats and fluids don't dry up making the navel look more pink or red.

Like this:

https://www.drgregpark.com/body-procedures-san-diego/abdominoplasty/

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On 3/9/2020 at 2:37 PM, darcyjae said:

Okay, so over the past month or so my belly button seems to have a constant pink tone around the inside and rim of it, like a mild rash color.

I thought it WAS a rash, and have been treating it accordingly, but it occurred to me today that it might actually be the long-term inside skin of the belly button becoming more the outside, now that I'm over 80 lbs down?

I do have some excess skin folding and such, particularly at the bikini line, and above the belly button, but my shape is sort of hourglass and always was, so my belly button being covered is nothing new. Is my innie slowly becoming an outie?

Has anyone else got any insight on this? Very confused.

Did you ever figure out what caused it? I just noticed mine has a ring around it today too and all the way inside. Though the color is a definite dark pink, not a light pink, and goes all the way into the belly button. I’ve lost 70 lbs now, but I’m nervous as to what it could be? It doesn’t itch or hurt, and I’m not sure how long it’s been like this bc I have to kind of lift my skin to see the inside of my bellybutton but I noticed it when I got out of the shower today. I hope it’s not an infection!!

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I think some form of a yeast rash. I used an anti fungal cream and it corrected itself.

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